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« on: November 27, 2006 11:04:59 AM »

I want to sell some of my crochet items and have had friends tell me that I should.  I can't sell from "home" because I live in a dorm, so I was looking at selling online.  I like etsy alot, but I can't afford to sell my things that cheap.  Compared to prices I have seen I would have trouble selling things high enough to cover the cost of my supplies.  What are some good sites to sell on, and could anyone give me advice on setting up my own independent site for free.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006 12:11:44 PM »

My uni runs a student craft show every semester. I think I paid $5 for the table. It was really well advertised through out the campus. And they did it at the beginning of the semester (when everyone had money Undecided).

Maybe you could try getting some to organize this, or do it yourself?
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006 06:42:57 AM »

If products look too inexpensive on etsy, it means the crafter has priced their items too low; you can price your stuff at whatever you need to make a buck. This is an ongoing discussion on the "etsy" forum here at Craftster.

However, just because you have a shop doesn't mean you'll get sales, no matter what the price. You have to direct traffic to your shop and not rely on etsy or any other craft site to bring in sales for you. Marketing will/should take up a big chunk of your time, particularly in the beginning. If you don't have time to constantly maintain and market your site, I don't see the point in opening one at all.

But there are other options to etsy. For a start, http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/placestosel1/Links_to_Places_to_Sell_your_Crafts_Online.htm
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006 09:02:23 AM »

Thanks for the advice!
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